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Ogburn Family History

Ogburn Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Ogbourne Saint Andrew Ogbourne Saint George and Ogbourne Maizey all in Wiltshire. The placename derives from the Old English personal name Oca Occa + Old English burna ‘spring stream’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Osburn, Cogburn, Ozburn, Ozbirn, Coburn, Burn, Osborn, Osbun, Osbourn

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Where is the Ogburn family from?

You can see how Ogburn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ogburn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ogburn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 37 Ogburn families living in London. This was about 31% of all the recorded Ogburn's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ogburn families in 1891.
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What did your Ogburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Upholsterer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ogburn. 50% of Ogburn men worked as an Upholsterer and 80% of Ogburn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ogburn were Bank Clerk and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Upholsterer
    50%
  • Bank Clerk
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Paid Domestic Duties
    7%
  • Independent Means
    7%
  • Private Means
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Ogburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ogburn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 792 immigration records available for the last name Ogburn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ogburn. For the veterans among your Ogburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ogburn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ogburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ogburn in 1943 was 32, and 70 in 2004.

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